01/25/2013 10:29 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2013

Margaret Sullivan, NY Times Ombud: 'You Wouldn't Know' Who Most Staffers Voted For (VIDEO)

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Margaret Sullivan, the public editor of the New York Times, appeared on "Morning Joe" Friday to talk about the newspaper's supposed left-leaning biases.

Sullivan, who has rarely failed to start a conversation during her tenure, said she had a "very interesting gig," and that Times reporters had always been "courteous" to her.

Joe Scarborough said that he had always felt that the Times was left-leaning, but that there were certain reporters whose bias he couldn't see.

"I think most of the people who write for the Times, you wouldn't know who they voted for," she said.
(Some observers tweeted skeptically about this comment.) She added that social media was an issue because people were "exposing" themselves more.

The two also spoke about Scarborough's famous spat with Nate Silver. Sullivan reprimanded Silver for betting Scarborough over the outcome of the 2012 election, but she said that he had been a "total gentleman" with her when she talked to him about it.



New York Times